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Laurie Blue Music


CONTACT

laurieblue.com




JOINED

Joined on November 11, 2022


INDUSTRY

Business





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DESCRIPTION

Laurie Blue is a singer-songwriter rooted in the Northern Virginia music scene. She composes and records original music, hosts open mics, and performs a wide variety of original rock and classic covers on guitar and flute at public and private venues, including events for the LGBTQ+ community.


OUR REVIEW

Laurie Blue is a committed and dear friend to the LGBTQ+ community, working in multiple ways to create inclusive spaces in her various positions here in Loudoun as well as dedicating her time and talents to the events and activities of Equality Loudoun. In 2021, she and her late music partner contacted us to perform at no charge at the annual Holiday Cookie Exchange that allows LGBTQ+ community members to renew and make friends in a safe environment. Her sincere belief that all people are equal is apparent from the moment you meet her and her musical talent is sure to blow you away.


As an early adopter of the Equality Allies program, Laurie Blue Music demonstrates a commitment to the ideals of diversity, inclusion, and equality. With a thorough review of their business activities, we found no history of discriminatory practices or exclusive reviews.


General Survey

Question: How many of your employees or volunteers are members of the LGBTQ+ community?

Answer: Not Applicable—We don't have any employees or volunteers.


Question: Are your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers provided or required to utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?

Answer: Not applicable.


Question: How often do you believe your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?

Answer: Not applicable.


Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for all of your employees, staff, and volunteers?

Answer: Not applicable.


Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for your those who rely on your service?

Answer: Not applicable.


Question: How well do you feel that you and your staff are doing at creating an accepting and affirming presence for the LGBTQ+ community?

Answer: We have year-round shows of support that are specifically affirming or positive for the LGBTQ+ community.


Industry Survey

Question: Is your business currently affiliated with any LGBTQ+ organizations? If so, which ones?

Answer: Would like to be formally affiliated with Equality Loudoun


Question: Has your business ever donated to or partnered with any organization(s)? If so, which ones?

Answer: Yes, including LGBTQ+-specific and non-specific organizations. For example, for Equality Loudoun I donated a musical performance at a December holiday cookie event and provided music for a multi-faith event through my synagogue, Congregation Sha'are Shalom, which is also applying to be an Equality Ally. I also partner as a musician for TAFFY Presents, providing music for underserved families and children.


Question: Would you be interested in participating in LGBTQ+ training provided by Equality Loudoun in the future?

Answer: Yes


Question: How do you make sure you are employing a diverse group of people that are qualified for the job?

Answer: I am sole proprietor with no employees.


Question: What are you doing to make your business a safe space in the community for LGBTQ+ people?

Answer: As a professional musician, I do not support or contribute to venues that are unsafe for LGBTQ+ people (or that discriminate and are hateful in general)


Question: Do you provide all-gendered/non-gendered/unisex restrooms or have a trans-inclusive bathroom policy at your place of business?

Answer: My residence is my official place of business and is absolutely inclusive

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